28,000 register double in registration exercise

Mrs. Charlotte Osei, EC Boss

Mrs. Charlotte Osei, EC Boss

A total of 28,000 persons were found to have engaged in multiple registrations during the recent Limited Voter Registration exercise, the Electoral Commission (EC), has disclosed.

According to the commission, some persons were found to have deliberately registered twice while others found their names in the double registrants’ category by accident.

Speaking at YFm’s Dialogue Series dubbed “Vote on issues,” sponsored by STAR Ghana in Takoradi, on Saturday the head of Gender and Disability Unit at the EC, Abigail Amposah Nutakor, said “the Commission had set aside all these names found to have deliberately registered twice and will be denied from voting in the November 7 polls”.

She said some of those who deliberately registered twice were “habitual double registrants found to have registered in March 2012, 2015 and 2016.

“In 2012, for example, a female had come with short hairstyle with a smiling face, in 2015, she comes with long hairstyle and a frowned face, and in 2016 she comes to say she is now 19 years, when previously she had registered with age 25. All those persons in this category will be denied and arrested when they attempt to vote in November 7,” she added.

Mrs. Nutakor also added that, those who mistakenly had their names appearing multiple would be put in the “exception list” and considered to vote on November 7.

Mrs. Nutakor explained the laws governing elections in Ghana and the offences spelt out in the CI 91 and charged the youth to observe the electoral rules ahead of the November polls and desist from acts that would mar the process

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